Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc. Child Advocate Amanda Johnson mans one of several tables with cash-and-carry goodies at Child Safe’s annual “Celebrity” Dessert Auction Tuesday night at the United Methodist Church Celebration Center. Johnson said approximately 75 desserts, made by local cooks, were set up on the cash-and-carry tables while 40 additional treats were ready to be auctioned off at 6 p.m. Child Safe Director Kimberly Allen said they hoped to raise $8,000 through the event.
A cake titled “Flower Power,” made by Mary Asbury, was one of 40 desserts to be auctioned off as a benefit for Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc. Tuesday evening. Child Safe Director Kimberly Allen said money raised from the auction would help with items such as gas cards for families or meals when having to travel out of town with their children for a “safe exam” at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Pettis County Treasurer Kim Lyne looks at a white cake with raspberry filling made by Ellie Smith, owner of Elegance with Ellie, in La Monte, at the Child Safe dessert auction Tuesday night. For the benefit auction, Lyne made an Andes mint chocolate cake. Among the celebrity bakers were desserts made by former Sen. Jim Mathewson, State Fair Community College Art Instructor Paul Allen and Judge Robert Koffman.
Looking over the Child Safe dessert auction table Tuesday evening at the UMC Celebration Center, Loren and Betty Sue Viterna, of Sedalia, said they were not there as bakers, but as buyers. “We’ve come to buy,” Betty Sue said. Loren agreed and added he’d love to buy everything.
A Confetti Princess Cake made by 2015 Miss Missouri Teen USA Christina Stratton, of Sedalia, was waiting to be auctioned off Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the Child Safe “Celebrity” Dessert Auction at the UMC Celebration Center.
A chocolate cake with peppermint cheesecake filling made by Margaret Ward, a State Farm Insurance agent, was one of 40 desserts that were auctioned off Tuesday night at the Child Safe “Celebrity” Dessert Auction.